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5 hours ago, cublet said:

Hello,

 

I thought Grape Jelly (jam) was unique to Royal Caribbean as sometimes that's all I can find in the MDR's preserves tray. It's unknown (thankfully) in UK supermarkets.

 

Regards,

 

Cublet

It's probably the most common jelly or jam purchased in the US.  You can probably find it in 90% of US homes.  We make PB&J with it.  There's also a cocktail meatball sauce made with it lol.  I love grape jelly and as a kid ate just jelly sandwiches sometimes.

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1 hour ago, CSHS1979 said:

 

More often than not, all I find on Royal is the nasty orange marmalade.

 

Bummer that you don't have much to choose from in UK stores. 

Hello,

 

How many do you expect? I've just been on the five major supermarkets here in the UK and the number of 'Jams' stocked ranges from 76 to 175 - including the likes of peanut butter and honey.

 

Regards,

 

Cublet

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5 hours ago, cublet said:

Hello,

 

I thought Grape Jelly (jam) was unique to Royal Caribbean as sometimes that's all I can find in the MDR's preserves tray. It's unknown (thankfully) in UK supermarkets.

 

Regards,

 

Cublet

 

Grape jelly is a US thing.  It was a cheap ingredient in sandwiches I always threw away as a kid.

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I agree, grape jelly is an American thing, and probably the most popular flavor.  When I lived in Australia for 12 years, I had to do without it.  During a trip to NZ, I found some in a grocery store there.  Bought it to take back to Australia, inadvertently left it in the Kombi van I had rented for the trip.

However, we did have excellent orange marmalade in Australia!  The UK kind, not the awful US kind.  It came in big #10 tins.

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While walking down the street one day a Corrupt Senator (that may be redundant) was  hit by a car and died.

 

His soul arrives in Heaven and is met by St. Peter at the entrance.

 

"Welcome to Heaven," says St. Peter. "Before you settle in, it seems there is a problem. We seldom see a high official around these parts, you see, so we're not sure what to do with you."

 

"No problem, just let me in," says the Senator.

 

"Well, I'd like to, but I have orders from the higher ups. What we'll do is have you spend one day in Hell and one in Heaven. Then you can choose where to spend eternity."

 

"Really? I've made up my mind. I want to be in Heaven," says the Senator.

 

"I'm sorry, but we have our rules."   (EVERYWHERE there are 'rules'!)

 

And with that, St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to Hell.

 

The doors open and he finds himself in the middle of a green golf course.

 

In the distance is a clubhouse and standing in front of it are all his friends and other politicians who had worked with him.

 

Everyone is very happy and in evening dress. They run to greet him, shake his hand, and reminisce about the good times they had while getting rich at the expense of the people.

 

They played a friendly game of golf and then dine on lobster, caviar and the finest champagne.

 

Also present is the Devil, who really is a very friendly guy who is having a good time dancing and telling jokes.

 

They are all having such a good time that before the Senator realizes it, it is time to go.

 

Everyone gives him a hearty farewell and waves while the elevator rises.

 

The elevator goes up, up, up and the door reopens in heaven where St. Peter is waiting for him, "Now it's time to visit Heaven...

 

So, 24 hours passed with the Senator joining a group of contented souls moving from cloud to cloud, playing the harp and singing. They have a good time and before he realizes it, the 24 hours have gone by and St. Peter returns.

 

"Well, then, you've spent a day in Hell and another in Heaven. Now choose your Eternity."

 

The Senator reflects for a minute, then he answers: "Well, I would never have said it before, I mean heaven has been delightful, but I think I would be better off in Hell."

 

So St. Peter escorts him to the elevator and he goes down, down, down to Hell...

 

Now the doors of the elevator open and he's in the middle of a barren land covered with waste and garbage. He sees all his friends, dressed in rags, picking up the trash and putting it in black bags as more trash falls to the ground.

 

The Devil comes over to him and puts his arm around his shoulders.

 

"I don't understand," stammers the Senator. "Yesterday I was here and there was a golf course and clubhouse, and we ate lobster and caviar, drank champagne, and danced and had a great time. Now there's just a wasteland full of garbage and my friends look miserable. What happened?"

 

The Devil smiles at him and says,

"Yesterday we were campaigning!

Today, you voted..."

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13 minutes ago, shipgeeks said:

I agree, grape jelly is an American thing, and probably the most popular flavor.  When I lived in Australia for 12 years, I had to do without it.  During a trip to NZ, I found some in a grocery store there.  Bought it to take back to Australia, inadvertently left it in the Kombi van I had rented for the trip.

However, we did have excellent orange marmalade in Australia!  The UK kind, not the awful US kind.  It came in big #10 tins.

Hello,

 

When  lived in Australia, I set out to destroy the economy by buying either UK produce or local/NZ  equivalents eg Marmite instead of Vegemite.

 

I'm not into orange marmalade - lemon & lime or better still strawberry jam (with or without either Champagne or Scotch Whisky) on warm flaky croissants.

 

Regards,

 

Cublet

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4 hours ago, MaritimeR&R said:

SNIP\

9. I thought I wanted a career. Turns out, I just wanted pay checks.

/SNIP

 
Hope you enjoyed them. ---Sophie
Hello,
 
Except that we say 'Cheques'.
 
I could tell you why they are called checks but it would suck the entire thread's humour from CC in one go.
 
Regards,
 
Cublet
 

 

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21 hours ago, MamaFej said:

I’m currently icing my knee which was nearly destroyed 3 1/2 years ago when a texting driver slammed into The rear of my car at 35mph while I was the fourth car stopped and a red light, and I approve this message. 

I was once rear ended as the 4th car stopped at a red light.  It was a guy on a motorcycle watching a a girl on the sidewalk.

No cell phones back in those days.....

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